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No electricity, no water, no classes at Alva university

Oklahoman Published: February 28, 2013

ALVA -- Northwestern Oklahoma State University students are getting some additional time out of class.

The reason, according to an Alva Review Courier report, is that the winter storm earlier this week knocked out electrical service to the city's water well field.

That severely cut the city's water well service. The result? Classes at Northwestern have been canceled until at least Monday.

University President Janet Cunningham told the newspaper: "We had hoped to resume classes Thursday, or possibly Friday, but there are no assurances the water service will be restored in time.

"The welfare of our students is our primary concern, and this was the best decision to ensure this."

Cunningham noted that the decision also should help the city of Alva by reducing the amount of water used, allowing the city to replenish its water tanks faster.

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